As COVID-19 pushes hunger, gender-based violence and economic exclusion to new highs in Canada and around the world, bold new measures are needed to tackle the systemic weaknesses the pandemic has exposed, and to prepare for future shocks – whether from health crises, economic decline or the climate crisis.

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Al-Hareth school, one of the schools that held community dialogues to discuss quality of education at public schools in Yemen.

The education sector in Yemen has been badly affected by teachers’ absences, and school hours were reduced even before COVID-19. CARE is supporting schools in Yemen with awareness-raising programs and facilitates community dialogue as a part of the response to improve the education system and to support students to return to school.

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On this episode of 15 Minutes to Change the World, we speak with Beth Woroniuk – Policy Lead at Equality Fund. Beth highlights the long lasting impact that comes from investing in women and how COVID-19 threatens the progress that has been made towards equality around the world.

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On this episode of 15 Minutes to Change the World, we speak with Dominique Souris and Ana González Guerrero – co-founders of Youth Climate Lab. They speak about the importance of creating a space for youth in the fight for climate justice and how they can make a difference.

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Rosemarie Arante, 48, is a farmer who’s house and crops were destroyed when her community was decimated by Typhon Yolanda. She lost everything and has since rebuilt with the help of CARE and the aGAP project. Today she is a story off success, as a small business owner selling seeds, a diversified farm for more stable income and systems that allow better access to market.

Rosemarie lost everything when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013. Since then (and with a little hlep from CARE!), she has rebuilt her life, earning enough money to send her children to school and is now hopeful for the future.

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